Although spring and summer in the UK can bring sunshine, warmth and the delights of outdoor living, the reality is that July and August can also be among the wettest months of the year. Here are two simple suggestions for ways to make your garden function better in our variable climate:
Invest in waterproof covers
If you want to retain an open area for catching the sun, weather-resistant covers are a remarkably effective way of protecting your garden furniture. Garland garden furniture covers, for example, come in a range of shapes and sizes for your table, chairs and sofas. There are also covers available for swing seats, cushions, chimeneas, BBQs and gas bottles.
As well as providing great protection over winter, these covers are easy to take on and off, so you can have them at the ready for any downpour or unexpected shower. It’s far easier to remove covers than it is to dry out sodden cushions and damp furniture once the sunshine returns.
Create a covered area
Warm but wet weather calls for an outside space with a roof. If you’re lucky enough to have the space and budget for a wooden gazebo or summerhouse, you’ll always have a wet weather option. However, a more affordable and less permanent option of a temporary gazebo is another solution. Easy to put up, you can style your gazebo with strings of lights, garden rugs and hurricane lanterns for a festival tent vibe, or just put your open-sided gazebo over your already furnished patio for instant glamping-style glamour.
With these suggestions, you’ll be able to enjoy your garden space no matter the weather this summer.